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Millwright-Engineering Drawing

A person who qualifies in a millwright course is called a millwright. According to National Scarce Skills List, millwright skill is listed in the first 20 skills shortage in South Africa meaning the skill is in greater demand.


The following are the common duties that are done by millwright technicians:

  • The role of a millwright includes: erection, dismantling, installing, reassembling,
  • Conducting maintainance and repairs of machinery be it in industries such as factories, power plants, construction sites etc.
  • Millwrights are best needed when a company is updating its equipment.

Course requirements


N2 Engineering Studies or Grade 12 (with Mathematics, Science and Drawing) or an equivalent qualification

NQF Level Status


Subjects/Course Modules

  • Mathematics N3
  • Engineering Science N3
  • Engineering Drawing N3
  • Electrical Trade Theory N3

Assessment and Duration

 National Exams are conducted by Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and also monitored by Umalusi. The course takes from 3-6 months or 1-2 trimesters. You can write all the subjects at once or split them. There are three trimesters in a year:

  1. Trimester 1: January to April 
  2. Trimester 2: May to August
  3. Trimester 3 September to December

Student must complete 2 internal assessments to contribute towards your term mark (ICASS mark) and must achieve 40% and above to qualify for final exam sitting

Achievement and Award

The following certificate is awarded by Umalusi upon successful completion of each level:

  • National N3 Certificate: Engineering Studies

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